I imagine it would be very different to read it now, post-DADT, but probably still intense and painful. The stories are part of a strong book told in chronological order through a sad time in American history. Only in resent years has the policy on gays serving in the military been rightly cast down.
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I recommend it. Oct 03, Jess Candela added it Shelves: read-too-long-ago-to-rate. But I also know its unique advantages in the hands of a craftsman. Other Editions Back to top. Community Reviews.
The evidence gathering against men and women who need only be friends with a gay person to be removed from service resemble the way intelligence Conduct Unbecoming: Gays and Lesbians in the U gathered against members of the French Resistance during German occupation.
You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Sep 08, Peggy rated it it was amazing Shelves: lgbt-themed. Welcome back. Military Randy Shilts St. Some of the women Shilts writes about, in particular, who were threatened with losing their jobs, children, families, everything, still would not turn on the other lesbians they knew in the military and refused to "name names.
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I have to wonder therefore what Shilts would have made of the fact that it still took anther 20 years for it to happen. The fear and retribution depicted in this book still goes on today, although not necessarily in the same places it went on in these stories.
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